Airdrieonians V Ayr at Excelsior Stadium : Match Preview

28 February 2014 02:31
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Evans in for Airdrie

Airdrie defender Grant Evans has shaken off an ankle injury and is added to manager Gary Bollan's squad for the visit of Ayr United.

Missing for the Diamonds are the injured trio of Grant Drummond (knee), Chris O'Neil (groin) and John Boyle (knee) as they look to make it seven games in a row without defeat.

Bollan said: "It was disappointing to lose a late goal against Stenhousemuir and only draw on Tuesday. We should have had the game won but we missed chances.

"My priority is to ensure that we make up for the 3-0 defeat we suffered down at Ayr. We were very poor that day."

Ayr have three players missing through suspension against the Diamonds with Alan Lithgow, Brian Gilmour and Michael Moffat all on the sidelines.

Fit-again centre-back Martyn Campbell will play from the start as the Honest Men attempt to bounce back from a 3-0 defeat at Dunfermline last weekend.

Player-manager Mark Roberts said: "Dunfermline were better than us so we will move on to Airdrie. Gary Bollan has turned them into a very improved side and one that is very well organised and hard to break down.

"They are on a great run just now but if we play like we can then we can win."

Source: PA